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Office of Sponsored Programs

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-5752

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

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Effort Reporting and Personal Activity Reports

Effort reporting is the mechanism used to confirm that salaries and wages charged to each sponsored agreement are reasonable in relation to the actual work performed. For an effort report to be certified, it must reasonably reflect the activity for which the employee is compensated by the institution. Cost sharing commitments must also be confirmed, either through the effort report or through some other reporting mechanism.

Federal regulations require institutions receiving federal awards to maintain systems and procedures documenting the distribution of activity, and associated payroll charges, to each individual sponsored agreement.

Any person paid (or with a commitment) on a federally sponsored award must certify that the salary paid (or the commitment) is reasonable in relation to the effort (activity) devoted to the award. While it is preferred that the individual faculty or staff member report his or her own effort, if necessary a "responsible person with/using suitable means of verification that the work was performed" may report for the individual.

For faculty and professional staff, the reports must be completed each academic term. For other employees the reports must be completed monthly. A calendar of Personnel Activity Report due dates is provided on the Forms page. Please contact osp-cost@uidaho.edu if you have additional questions.

As soon as you determine that your payroll has been incorrectly charged to a budget, you should notify your departmental payroll administrator to initiate a payroll cost transfer. You should also notify the Office of Sponsored Programs at osp-cost@uidaho.edu to reset your PAR once the payroll cost transfer has posted so that you can complete the recertification of effort.

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Office of Sponsored Programs

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-5752

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

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